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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609183/farnesol-signalling-in-candida-albicans-more-than-just-communication
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Melanie Polke, Ines Leonhardt, Oliver Kurzai, Ilse D Jacobsen
Candida albicans is a successful colonizer of the human host, which can, under certain circumstances cause a range of clinically diverse infections. Important virulence-associated traits of the fungus, such as the dimorphic switch and biofilm formation, are controlled by the quorum sensing molecule farnesol. Given the potential of farnesol as a novel antifungal drug, there has been increasing research into the mechanism underlying farnesol sensing and action in C. albicans. However, despite the identification of various factors involved in farnesol signalling, its exact mode of action remains largely unclear...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591257/oral-candida-spp-carriage-and-periodontal-diseases-in-hiv-infected-patients-in-ribeir%C3%A3-o-preto-brazil
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Alan Grupioni Lourenço, Ana Elisa Rodrigues Alves Ribeiro, Cristiano Nakao, Ana Carolina Fragoso Motta, Luana Grupioni Lourenço Antonio, Alcyone Artioli Machado, Marilena Chinali Komesu
The majority of HIV-infected patients develop Candida spp-associated clinical oral lesions. Studies have shown that asymptomatic oral colonization of Candida spp may lead to oral lesions or become a source of disseminated infections. The aim of this study was to verify the effects of periodontal conditions on Candida spp prevalence and Candida spp carriage in the oral cavity of HIV-infected patients compared to non-infected patients. Twenty-five patients not infected with HIV and 48 HIV-infected patients were classified according to periodontal conditions as being periodontal healthy or with periodontal disease...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590443/interaction-of-candida-species-with-the-skin
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REVIEW
Andreas Kühbacher, Anke Burger-Kentischer, Steffen Rupp
The human skin is commonly colonized by diverse fungal species. Some Candida species, especially C. albicans, do not only reside on the skin surface as commensals, but also cause infections by growing into the colonized tissue. However, defense mechanisms at the skin barrier level are very efficient, involving residential non-immune and immune cells as well as immune cells specifically recruited to the site of infection. Therefore, the skin is an effective barrier against fungal infection. While most studies about commensal and pathogenic interaction of Candida species with host epithelia focus on the interaction with mucosal surfaces such as the vaginal and gastrointestinal epithelia, less is known about the mechanisms underlying Candida interaction with the skin...
June 7, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588252/candida-albicans-sap6-amyloid-regions-function-in-cellular-aggregation-and-zinc-binding-and-contribute-to-zinc-acquisition
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Rohitashw Kumar, Christine Breindel, Darpan Saraswat, Paul J Cullen, Mira Edgerton
Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen colonizing the oral cavity. C. albicans secreted aspartic protease Sap6 is important for virulence during oral candidiasis since it degrades host tissues to release nutrients and essential transition metals. We found that zinc specifically increased C. albicans autoaggregation induced by Sap6; and that Sap6 itself bound zinc ions. In silico analysis of Sap6 predicted four amyloidogenic regions that were synthesized as peptides (P1-P4). All peptides, as well as full length Sap6, demonstrated amyloid properties, and addition of zinc further increased amyloid formation...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587312/molecular-typing-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-hyper-ige-syndrome
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Inka Sastalla, Kelli W Williams, Erik D Anderson, Ian A Myles, Jensen D Reckhow, Marlene Espinoza-Moraga, Alexandra F Freeman, Sandip K Datta
Autosomal dominant hyper IgE syndrome (AD-HIES) is a primary immunodeficiency caused by a loss-of-function mutation in the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3). This immune disorder is clinically characterized by increased susceptibility to cutaneous and sinopulmonary infections, in particular with Candida and Staphylococcus aureus. It has recently been recognized that the skin microbiome of patients with AD-HIES is altered with an overrepresentation of certain Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive staphylococci...
June 6, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578870/the-essential-oil-of-allium-sativum-as-an-alternative-agent-against-candida-isolated-from-dental-prostheses
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Alejandro Mendoza-Juache, Saray Aranda-Romo, Josué R Bermeo-Escalona, Araceli Gómez-Hernández, Amaury Pozos-Guillén, Luis Octavio Sánchez-Vargas
BACKGROUND: The colonization of the surfaces of dental prostheses by Candida albicans is associated with the development of denture stomatitis. In this context, the use of fluconazole has been proposed, but its disadvantage is microbial resistance. Meanwhile, the oil of Allium sativum has shown an effect in controlling biofilm formation by C. albicans. AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the antifungal activities of the essential oil of A. sativum and fluconazole against clinical isolates of Candida species obtained from rigid, acrylic-based partial or total dentures and to compare these agents' effects on both biofilm and planktonic cells...
June 1, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574141/totally-implantable-venous-access-devices-in-children-with-medical-complexity-preliminary-data-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Caterina Geremia, Maria Antonietta De Ioris, Alessandro Crocoli, Ottavio Adorisio, Raffaella Scrocca, Mary Haywood Lombardi, Susanna Staccioli, Pietro Stella, Paola Amendola, Gaetano Ciliento, Francesco De Peppo, Andrea Campana
INTRODUCTION: Children with special health-care needs are an emerging and consistent population. In a subset of children with medical complexity (CMC) a continuous access to the central vascular system is advisable to eliminate unnecessary pain and stress and to improve home management and palliative care. METHODS: The surgical registry of a tertiary hospital was checked in order to identify CMC who underwent totally implantable venous access device (VAD) placement...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570933/the-goldilocks-model-of-immune-symbiosis-with-mycobacteria-and-candida-colonizers
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REVIEW
Richard T Robinson, Anna R Huppler
Mycobacteria and Candida species include significant human pathogens that can cause localized or disseminated infections. Although these organisms may appear to have little in common, several shared pathways of immune recognition and response are important for both control and infection-related pathology. In this article, we compare and contrast the innate and adaptive components of the immune system that pertain to these infections in humans and animal models. We also explore a relatively new concept in the mycobacterial field: biological commensalism...
May 29, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570675/mitochondrial-complex-i-bridges-a-connection-between-regulation-of-carbon-flexibility-and-gastrointestinal-commensalism-in-the-human-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
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Xinhua Huang, Xiaoqing Chen, Yongmin He, Xiaoyu Yu, Shanshan Li, Ning Gao, Lida Niu, Yinhe Mao, Yuanyuan Wang, Xianwei Wu, Wenjuan Wu, Jianhua Wu, Dongsheng Zhou, Xiangjiang Zhan, Changbin Chen
Efficient assimilation of alternative carbon sources in glucose-limited host niches is critical for colonization of Candida albicans, a commensal yeast that frequently causes opportunistic infection in human. C. albicans evolved mechanistically to regulate alternative carbon assimilation for the promotion of fungal growth and commensalism in mammalian hosts. However, this highly adaptive mechanism that C. albicans employs to cope with alternative carbon assimilation has yet to be clearly understood. Here we identified a novel role of C...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560581/antimicrobial-and-anti-biofilm-properties-of-polypropylene-meshes-coated-with-metal-containing-dlc-thin-films
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Elisa M Cazalini, Walter Miyakawa, Guilherme R Teodoro, Argemiro S S Sobrinho, José E Matieli, Marcos Massi, Cristiane Y Koga-Ito
A promising strategy to reduce nosocomial infections related to prosthetic meshes is the prevention of microbial colonization. To this aim, prosthetic meshes coated with antimicrobial thin films are proposed. Commercial polypropylene meshes were coated with metal-containing diamond-like carbon (Me-DLC) thin films by the magnetron sputtering technique. Several dissimilar metals (silver, cobalt, indium, tungsten, tin, aluminum, chromium, zinc, manganese, tantalum, and titanium) were tested and compositional analyses of each Me-DLC were performed by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry...
June 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552288/fabrication-of-denture-base-materials-with-antimicrobial-properties
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Aysan Mirizadeh, Mohammad Atai, Sirous Ebrahimi
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Acrylic resin denture base resins are colonized by oral and nonoral bacteria and Candida species. This reservoir of microorganism causes denture stomatitis, which can be implicated in some life-threating infections in older denture wearers. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to incorporate quaternized N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) monomer into a denture base resin and investigate its antimicrobial and mechanical properties...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531175/weekly-high-dose-liposomal-amphotericin-b-l-amb-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-with-multiple-candida-colonization-the-ambidex-study
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Elie Azoulay, Jean-François Timsit, Alexandre Lautrette, Stephane Legriel, Adeline Max, Stephane Ruckly, Benoit Misset, Yves Cohen, Michel Wolff
BACKGROUND: To demonstrate the feasibility and safety of weekly high-dose liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) (as a pre-emptive antifungal treatment) for 2 weeks in patients with septic shock and Candida colonization. METHODS: Pilot, multicentre, open-label, prospective study conducted in seven French ICUs. Non-immunocompromised patients, receiving mechanical ventilation were eligible if they presented ICU-acquired severe sepsis requiring newly administered antibacterial agents and Candida colonization in at least two sites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499189/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modeling-study-of-new-1-2-4-triazole-or-1-3-4-thiadiazole-methylthio-derivatives-of-quinazolin-4-3h-one-as-dhfr-inhibitors
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Yomna I El-Gazzar, Hanan H Georgey, Shahenda M El-Messery, Heba A Ewida, Ghada S Hassan, Marwa M Raafat, Menna A Ewida, Hussein I El-Subbagh
A new series of 2-mercapto-quinazolin-4-one analogues was designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro DHFR inhibition, antitumor and antimicrobial activity. Compound 17 proved to be the most active DHFR inhibitor with IC50 value of 0.01μM, eight fold more active than methotrexate (MTX). Compounds 16 and 24 showed antitumor activity against human Caco2 colon and MCF-7 breast tumor cell lines with IC50 values of 25.4 and 9.5μg/ml, respectively. Compounds 15, 20, 21 and 30 showed considerable activity against the Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus while 24 and 30 proved active against Bacillus subtilis with a magnitude of potency comparable to the broad spectrum antibiotic Ciprofloxacin...
June 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498297/gastrointestinal-colonization-of-candida-albicans-increases-serum-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-without-candidemia-and-worsens-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-sepsis-in-murine-model
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Wimonrat Panpetch, Naraporn Somboonna, Dewi Embong Bulan, Jiraphorn Issara-Amphorn, Navaporn Worasilchai, Malcolm Finkelman, Ariya Chindamporn, Tanapat Palaga, Somying Tumwasorn, Asada Leelahavanichkul
The role of intestinal Candida albicans in bacterial sepsis, in the absence of candidemia, was investigated in murine models. Live C. albicans or normal saline solution (NSS) was administered orally once, followed by 5 days of daily oral antibiotic-mixtures (ATB). Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was then performed to induce sepsis.Fecal Candida was detected by culture only in models with Candida administration. Oral Candida administration with/without ATB enhanced gut-pathogenic bacteria as determined by microbiome analysis...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493119/co2-sensing-in-fungi-at-the-heart-of-metabolic-signaling
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REVIEW
Ronny Martin, Susann Pohlers, Fritz A Mühlschlegel, Oliver Kurzai
Adaptation to the changing environmental CO2 levels is essential for all living cells. In particular, microorganisms colonizing and infecting the human body are exposed to highly variable concentrations, ranging from atmospheric 0.04 to 5% and more in blood and specific host niches. Carbonic anhydrases are highly conserved metalloenzymes that enable fixation of CO2 by its conversion into bicarbonate. This process is not only crucial to ensure the supply of adequate carbon amounts for cellular metabolism, but also contributes to several signaling processes in fungi, including morphology and communication...
May 10, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479692/phenotypic-switch-the-enigmatic-white-gray-opaque-transition-system-of-candida-albicans
#16
REVIEW
Sushma Basavaraj Bommanavar, Sachin Gugwad, Neelima Malik
Candida albicans represents the most common commensal and opportunistic fungal pathogen colonizing humans. As a member of the normal microflora, it is present on the skin and the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and female genital tracts. It is therefore not transmitted. It lies in wait for a change in some aspect of the host physiology that normally suppress growth and invasiveness through an enigmatic phenomenon called Phenotypic Switch System or White-Opaque Transition...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479680/an-in-vitro-study-of-isolation-of-candidal-strains-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy-and-quantitative-analysis-of-the-various-strains-using-chromagar
#17
Mohammad Mohsin Abdul Razak Ainapur, Pushpalatha Mahesh, K Vinod Kumar, A Deepak, Ujjwal Mrinal, P Sharada
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have an increased risk of developing oral candidiasis. Radiation-induced hyposalivation is thought to be a major predisposing factor for it. Radiation therapy for 2-3 weeks leads to increase in the number of candidal species in the oral cavity, eventually leading to oral candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and correlate the prevalence of candidal species in the oral cavity of OSCC patients and to compare with radiation dosage at 3(rd) and 6(th) week following radiotherapy...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476133/improving-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-denture-related-erythematous-stomatitis-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Raphael F de Souza, Muhammad Faheem Khiyani, Carolina A L Chaves, Jocelyne Feine, Jean Barbeau, Ramón Fuentes, Eduardo Borie, Luciana C Crizostomo, Claudia H Silva-Lovato, Pierre Rompre, Elham Emami
BACKGROUND: Denture-related erythematous stomatitis (DES) is a chronic biofilm-mediated disease, affecting one in every three complete denture wearers. Antifungals are the treatment most commonly prescribed by oral health professionals, based on the belief that colonization by Candida spp. is the main cause of DES. However, high recurrence rates and adverse effects are commonly observed, prompting the need for practice guidelines regarding treatment. Results from our pilot study demonstrate that palatal brushing can reduce the palatal inflammation and potentially associated Candida carriage without any need for antifungal therapy...
May 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461316/competitive-fitness-of-fluconazole-resistant-clinical-candida-albicans-strains
#19
Christina Popp, Irene Hampe, Tobias Hertlein, Knut Ohlsen, P David Rogers, Joachim Morschhäuser
The pathogenic yeast Candida albicans can develop resistance to the widely used antifungal agent fluconazole, which inhibits ergosterol biosynthesis. Resistance is often caused by gain-of-function mutations in the transcription factors Mrr1, Tac1, and Upc2, which result in constitutive overexpression of multidrug efflux pumps and ergosterol biosynthesis genes, respectively. However, the deregulated gene expression that is caused by hyperactive forms of these transcription factors also reduces the fitness of the cells in the absence of the drug...
May 1, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456118/dna-interaction-antimicrobial-anticancer-activities-and-molecular-docking-study-of-some-new-vo-ii-cr-iii-mn-ii-and-ni-ii-mononuclear-chelates-encompassing-quaridentate-imine-ligand
#20
Laila H Abdel-Rahman, Ahmed M Abu-Dief, Moustafa O Aboelez, Azza A Hassan Abdel-Mawgoud
The present study was conducted to synthesis of some new imine Cr(III), VO(II), Mn(II) and Ni(II) complexes derived from the condensation of 2-amino phenol with 2-hydroxynapthaldehyde were synthesized. The prepared HNPN imine ligand was analyzed by its melting point, IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectroscopies. The investigated HNPN imine complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT IR, UV-vis and thermal analysis (TGA) under nitrogen atmosphere from ambient temperature to 750°C. The experimental results revealed that the investigated complexes contain hydrated water molecules...
May 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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